KILLING PATIENT ZERO

KILLING PATIENT ZERO

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US PREMIERE In the aftermath of Stonewall and the rise of the gay liberation movement, gay men celebrated a newfound sexual freedombut, in 1981, the dawning awareness of AIDS changed everything. Seeking the origins of the mysterious epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control interviewed men with the disease, finding patterns that suggested sexual transmission. Director Laurie Lynd reveals how entrenched homophobia, press sensationalism and a surprising misperception would scapegoat one man, French-Canadian flight attendant Gaëtan Dugas, as Patient Zero, blaming him for spreading AIDS across North America.

Co-presented by NewFest

 

2019 - KILLING PATIENT ZERO

Director: Laurie Lynd
Executive Producer: Trevor Birney
Producer: Corey Russell
Writer: Laurie Lynd
Cinematographer: Paul Steinberg
Editor: Trevor Ambrose
Music: Ken Myhr
Language: English, French
Country: Canada
Year: 2019
Publicist: Roundstone Communications
US Distributor: Kew Media Distribution
Sales Agent: Kew Media